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The move also comes as Age UK revealed more than a million older people can go over a month without speaking to anyone.

A nursing home has launched a campaign where families with young children can “adopt a grandparent” in a bid to tackle loneliness among the elderly. The heartwarming idea was introduced by Mountview, in Rothley, Leics.,England, after one of their 93-year-old residents said she had never had a granddaughter. The scheme invites families to visit the care home to spend time with seniors to help combat isolation and create multi-generational relationships. Each month, volunteers now come into the home with their children for a lunch including activities and games, where young and old can enjoy playing together. Manager Stacie Weaver, 38, said the initiative had proved a huge success so far with the visits leaving a smile on residents’ faces for days. The home came up with the idea after Edna Colton, 93, told staff she’d always wanted a granddaughter as she only has grandsons. The move also comes as Age UK revealed more than a million older people can go over a month without speaking to anyone. In addition, the NHS says hundreds of thousands of elderly people are “lonely and cut off from society,” especially those over the age of 75. “When Edna told me that she’d always wanted…

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